Instead, as CO2 has risen steadily, average global temperatures since 1998 have been in decline. The reason for the 1998 spike is the super El Nino that warmed the Pacific. (Via ICECAP)
And in other global-warming news ...
- The National Hurricane Center is being accused of artificially inflating the number of officially designated hurricanes.
- American CO2 output declined in 2006 by 1.6 percent -- but the greens aren't happy, presumably because the decline didn't come through command-and-control regulations.
- Not that such regulations work: European emissions continue to rise (as seen below). So much for Kyoto.